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Hello,

I have my surgery date! 6/28! Super excited. I received my pre op paperwork yesterday. Only thing I'm required to do is a clear liquid diet for 48 hours prior. Anyone else not have a "liver shrinking diet?"

Thanks!

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I didn't. I started out at a BMI of 35, which is rather on the low end of starting points. They don't always ask you to lose weight before if they don't think you're likely to have fatty liver, which they could think because of your starting weight or other bloodwork. For instance, if your triglycerides are low, you're less likely to have fatty liver.

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I didn't have a pre-op diet at all. Had surgery on the 8th. So far everything has been going well :) My surgeon mentioned they don't do it for individuals less than 50 BMI. Could be your office is similar. Doesn't seem like no pre-op diet is common by any means, but you aren't alone!

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On 06/10/2021 at 15:51, SunnyinSC said:



I didn't have a pre-op diet at all. Had surgery on the 8th. So far everything has been going well :) My surgeon mentioned they don't do it for individuals less than 50 BMI. Could be your office is similar. Doesn't seem like no pre-op diet is common by any means, but you aren't alone!


Weird, my BMI was less than 50 and I had to do one. Like all things bariatric, advice differs between surgeons.

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most people have to do one, but not all. Consider yourself lucky!

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I did not have to do a pre-op diet either. The only thing I had to do was 1 day of only liquids the day before surgery. I was surprised by it personally and it seemed to be the standard policy across my whole program.

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Mine is just a high Protein, low carb, low fat diet for two weeks and then I think it's liquids the day of surgery or maybe the day before. Still don't have my surgery date and I've been preparing for almost 5 months!!

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I was BMI 36 and only had to do the 2 days clear fluids before Surgery.

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